MAPPING INEQUALITY: HARNESSING THE POWER OF GIS TECHNOLOGY AND PARTICIPATORY PHOTOGRAPHY TO EXPLORE RACIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL INEQUALITY¬
MAPPING INEQUALITY: HARNESSING THE POWER OF GIS TECHNOLOGY AND PARTICIPATORY PHOTOGRAPHY TO EXPLORE RACIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL INEQUALITY
Saturday, January 21, 2023
10:00 AM–5:00 PM
This day-long professional development workshop will be broken into two sessions. The morning session will introduce educators to geographic information systems (GIS) and demonstrate how primary source documents, historical maps, and contemporary data from the U.S. Census, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Environmental Protection Agency can be harnessed to explore the lasting socio-economic, environmental, and health impacts of racial segregation. The afternoon session will introduce educators to participant-directed photography, provide a primer on qualitative interviewing, and demonstrate how to use online mapping to create interactive story maps. Upon completion of these two sessions, attendees will be equipped to use historical and geographic data, photography, interviewing, and mapping to explore dimensions of inequality in their communities. This full-day workshop will also include a keynote speaker, multiple opportunities for professional networking, and both lunch and dinner.
Teachers will receive a $100 stipend for their participation, and additional travel and hotel stipends are available upon request to teachers coming from outside of the Hampton Roads Metro Area.
Open to all K-12 teachers in Virginia
Target audience: Any interested K-12 educator
No prior photography, mapping, or GIS experience is required.
Free; registration is required.
This workshop is funded by the Virginia Geographic Alliance (VGA) and offered in conjunction with our exhibition Living Apart: Geography of Segregation in the 21st Century by Christopher Newport University Professor Dr. Johnny Finn.
Living Apart: Geography of Segregation in the 21st Century
Living Apart: Geography of Segregation in the 21st Century explores the ongoing impacts of our nation’s long history of housing discrimination.